The number you follow or the girl you Love? The 23rd girl : Book review

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Fascination!! Mysterious Connection!! Queer coincidences!! Experience is what it takes to understand the twist of fate. You come across so many happenstances in your life but rarely do you pay attention to them. But once you do, you cannot avoid them because we are Man of destiny who play on luck. More than we believe in anything else, we believe in Fortune; either good or bad. Once we start believing in “something” called lucky charm or bad omen, we start coupling affairs happening around us with it. And the cycle goes on. But is this something real or is it just a plot in our sub-conscious mind; deeply rooted to be denied no matter how much ahead we move with time? And is it justifiable to be obsessed with it? Too many questions are going-on in the mind while thinking

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An Engineer by profession, writer by passion.. loves to travel at different places around the globe..

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ANUURAG – A Story of Love through Pages !!!

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“ANURAG” that was the name given to me when I was born , Not after a long discussion but at such small notice because I had to be admitted to a hospital due to double pneumonia  when I was aged 8 days. The name then stuck to me for this lifetime. Now today here I am writing about a book with my name on it , The name which means Love , the name that meant hope for my parents , the name that gave strength to the author of this book Ms. Jyoti Tiwari to fight for rights of men and pen down a story of her life , a story that would make you cry , the story that would question the norms in society , our own judicial system , It is the story about “ANUURAG”. He

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Confession of a Dying Mind – First Look !!!!

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CSOI – New Delhi , A perfect place for a book launch more so because of the location. Walking pass the big bungalows with Indian Flag hosted on most of them you will feel there is a new India that you never witnessed before , Passing through the Delhi Police Headquarters and a beautiful long trail covered with dense trees(that too in Delhi) you would finally reach CSOI. “Confessions of a Dying Mind” book launch ceremony on 19th May 2017 was a treat to watch more so because it was very well organized and  thought off gathering. The book writer Mr. Haulianlal Guite , An IAS officer from state of Manipur had been a student of philosophy from his college days in St. Stephen’s New Delhi. As that was an important phase of his life which motivated him to pen

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Review: When Change Happens by Lalit Jagtiani

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When R4review received the copy of When Change Happens: A Story of Organisational Transformation, we completed it in one go and this is our take on it. “Change is hard at the first, messy in the middle, and gorgeous at the end” ~ Robin Sharma Can any other expression of views define the flow of “Change” more beautifully than what is rendered by Mr Robin Sharma. I guess, nay!!! But yes there is one more piece of art which has narrated the process of change in a very subtle and stirring manner. And that came from the mind of a very knowledgeable man who has written and compiled some of his experiences in the form of a book. And you can find that vivid description under the name “When Change Happens: A Story of Organisational Transformation” and the person of

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An Engineer by profession, writer by passion.. loves to travel at different places around the globe..

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Matrika’s paper product: Your Creativity is all yours

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Your Creativity is all yours……… “In chaos, everyone has his own modus operandi to reach the peace” And for many of us, it’s jotting down our thoughts on plain paper. Because sometimes just a few moments with ourselves is all that we need; to go through the tough moments smoothly, to believe back in ourselves, to move on, to share our happiness, to loose our temper, to be sad, to be mad, to be what we are. And that’s why, scribbling down the heart and mind on notepaper is my personal idea to reach serenity. After all, penning down the thoughts is my first passion. Matrika’s women journal “Matrika” means “mother” in Sanskrit and this word itself brings the unknown assurance, satisfaction and energy in us. For the reason that no matter what happens, that one person will always stand

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Supercouples: Inspiring stories of some couple-preneurs

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A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences. And when you treasure the distinctness at the office corridors too, the result cannot be less than ne plus ultra. Recently, we have received an invitation to review one such book which brought in light the stories of 20 such couples who found their ideal working partner in their better-half. “SuperCouples”- The couples who decided to break the rules and committed themselves to make their own set of terms and conditions without asterisk mark. About the Author A young entrepreneur, running her own start-up called ghoomophiro.com, where they organise corporate team events and women solo travel events, Prachi Garg is a multi-talented colleen. I got the chance to exchange few words with her whose excerpts are as below:-

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An Engineer by profession, writer by passion.. loves to travel at different places around the globe..

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Book Review: Painting That Red Circle White

  AUTHOR: Mihir Vatsa FIRST PUBLISHED: 2014 ISBN: 978-81-7273-859-4 GENRE: Reflective Poetry EXCERPT: (Credits: Goodreads) Divided into four parts, and prefaced with a personal essay where the author explains his relationship with the English language, Painting That Red Circle White is the debut collection containing thirty seven poems. REVIEW:    I have always wondered why classic literature is amazing. Over the years I’ve come to a personal conclusion it might be so because much of it is not fabricated like fiction. The authors and poets felt the emotions they penned down. We don’t see writings like that these days, even if it’s there it’s rare.  On such example is Mihir Vatsa’s poems. The first time I read him dates back to almost around 2012. Back then I had no idea that four years later I would be reviewing his work

About H Fatima

H. Fatima is an Engineer by profession and a wordsmith by passion. Her blog is a collection of short vignettes, stories and poems. She mostly writes what she deeply perceives and analyzes. She is a Dreamer, Reader, Reviewer and Romantic movies lover!

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Book Review|NRI, Now Returned to India

NRI : Now, Returned to India by Amar Vyas The story of riches to rags. Summary A fast paced and gripping story about Amol Dixit who returns to India after almost a decade to spend some time with his aging parents. Things however unfolds in an entirely different manner for this carefree young chap. The connect to the book is pretty quick and commendable. Narration The narration of this book is pretty gluing. One would  love the way Amar Vyas has written the conversations and one can actually imagine that taking place in the head. Narratives like these are pretty rare. And it is very easy to relate to what has been written because he portrayed the two things really well – India, as we know it and Indians, as we know them. Theme and Setting Amol, the main protagonist of the

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Proud Indian. Keen Learner. Blogger. Impulsive. At times compulsive.Crazy.Confused.High on Life.Absolutely in Love.Selective Loner.Bourbon lover.That's about it.

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Book Review: My Little Epiphanies

My Little Epiphanies depicts the essence of hope in despair. Paperback The Blurb:    ‘Aisha’s body may be failing her but she has a continent -sized spirit and it’s impossible not to be touched by her bravery, her grace and her wisdom’  -Danny Boyle, English filmmaker ‘Aisha, your each breath is worth a thousand of ours, your each moment expands into million of ours, your love for, and deep understanding of what life is, open a door for us to peek into our own, in a roomful of mirrors where your each word reflect our lives, thank you for opening our eyes, and for the love.’ – Shekhar Kapoor, Indian Filmmaker ‘This book is written by a 18 year old who has seen and understood life much better than most of us. Aisha gives us a masterclass of life through her

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Book Review: Hooked, Lined & Single

This book is an insight of India’s custom regarding ‘Marriage’ and ‘Women’ Paperback The Blurb:  Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask God, ‘Where have I gone wrong?’ Then a voice says to me,  ‘This is going to take more than one night…’ So you’re a woman, you’re 30-something and living in India? So what’s the big deal about it? Well, if you’re all of the above and still unmarried or married previously and you just don’t seem to find the ”right” man, you suddenly acquire a tragically special status as being cynical, demanding, impractical and chronically single or ambitious. In Hooked, Lined & Single, Alafia Singh meets a similar fate on her journey to find a husband using somewhat more traditional methods. Excerpt:  Before leaving the room, Ram did something unexpected. He clicked a quick picture of

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